Rachael Stevens

Rachael Stevens

is creating Spoken Words, Vlogs, Motivational Videos, Poetry, Articles, Blog

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When someone tells you that your situation is hopeless, it feels almost impossible to hold onto hope. I know what it means to go to war with my own thoughts of anxiety & self-hatred. I understand mental health can be a battleground; a fierce daily struggle & an intensive fight
....but I also know the war can be won.

THANK YOU for supporting us to create, make, write, record, speak, communicate & design content which communicates a message of HOPE. You help us to acknowledge the problem of mental illness, but also to accentuate hope and solutions through creativity.

THANK YOU for empowering us to speak life into lifeless situations, to emphasise the joy of connection & challenge the stigma surrounding mental illness. 

We couldn't do this without you!



CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR CONTENT:
FACEBOOK |  YOUTUBE  |  INSTAGRAM  |  BLOG




I'm passionate about creatively communicating a message of hope & recovery from mental illness, having nearly lost my life to a severe eating disorder and a suicide attempt as a teenager. 

2017: Finalist ACT Young Australian of the Year
2016:  ACT Young Woman of the Year Award

I believe there is purpose in pain and therefore choose to share my story of recovery. My husband Tom & I travel throughout Australia to communicate a message of hope to thousands of young people in High Schools. 

Despite being hospitalised into a psychiatric ward, dropping out of high school and being informed I would never be able to work or study full time for the remainder of my life.....

Today my life looks remarkably different.

I'm currently studying my Masters in Health, Culture & Medicine. Tom & I are a team and work together to passionately promote positive messages around mental health.



When I was unwell I was exposed to countless books, videos & content which were frankly depressing. While clinical representations of mental illness and symptoms are important, there is also a need to personalise and understand mental illness through lived experience. 
We need messages around mental health to be positive, future-focused, motivating, creative & relatable.

Patreon is a platform which allows you to come on the journey with us. 

It facilitates collaboration, connection and the creation of a like-minded community.
We can't do this alone! We need your input, support & whatever you can give to help us make our work sustainable, have longevity and increase its impact and reach.

We are incredibly honoured that you would support us in this way. 

Your support means we can concentrate on what matters, have a far greater reach than we would on our own & create high-quality content which speaks HOPE into HOPELESS situations.


CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR CONTENT:
FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE | INSTAGRAM | BLOG




Organisations/Businesses Rachael has worked with:





The Skeleon Diaries is the true story of my dark and gripping journey to recover from a severe eating disorder and depression. 

When I was fifteen years-old I was rushed to hospital, placed in a wheelchair and threatened with a feeding tube. Severely underweight, I was told that I had a mental illness and might not survive. Placed in psychiatric care I fought not only to regain weight, but to take back my mind and life. My personal journey is vividly told through a series of raw diary entries. The book reveals that mental health can be a battleground; a fierce daily struggle and intensive fight.





"Rachael is a skilled advocate for young people experiencing mental health concerns. By thoughtfully sharing her own story, Rachael highlights both the reality of struggling with mental health and wellbeing and the joy of recovery and connection."

"Goose bumps and tears! Great Job"

"So very true, I love how poetic you are & your philosophy expressing about Anxiety is truly remarkable "

"I love your posts . .they are wonderful . .I shared as always . .x"

"This brought me to tears."

"Wonderful powerful message that we ALL need to hear."

Tiers
Make a difference
$1 or more per month
Thank you so much for your support! Your support will go a long way to helping make a difference.
Join us in the journey!
$5 or more per month
Thank you for supporting us to spread a message of HOPE!
  • PATREON FEED: We will post exclusive content from school tours and keynote events. Come on the journey with us and see the difference your contribution makes. We will keep you up-to-date with what we're up to through videos, live updates, photos & blog posts. I will also post drafts of my poetry, behind the scenes photos and so much more.
  • POSTCARD: We will send you a personal postcard to thank you personally for your support.
Let's work together!
$10 or more per month
This will help us so much in our work! Thank you!
  • Q & A VIDEO: Ask away....Post up your questions and once a month I'll upload a video to answer them.
  • COLLABORATION: Exclusive access to polls inviting your input on new ideas and projects.
  • BOOK: We will also send you a digital copy of my book "The Skeleton Diaries."
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS
Helping us bring HOPE!
$25 or more per month
This will go such a long way! THANK YOU for your generosity.
  • EARLY ACCESS: You will receive early access to our videos, a day before we release them.
  • THE SKELETON DIARIES: We will give away a copy each month of my book 'The Skeleton Diaries' to a student at a school or someone who needs it most.
  • SOCIAL: Let's connect! Send me your twitter or instragram details and I'll follow you.
  • DISCOUNTS: You will also recieve discounts and early access to any new products we create.
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS
Love Melts Fear!
$50 or more per month
You are incredible! THANK YOU so much.
  • CREDITS: Your name will be featured on our spoken word videos as a supporter.
  • THE SKELETON DIARIES: I'll give away 2 copies each month of my book 'The Skeleton Diaries' to a student at a school or someone who needs it most. Your generosity will impact lives and spread a message of HOPE far beyond what we could do alone. 
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS
Supporting us to INSPIRE others!
$150 or more per month only 5 left
You are amazing!
  • SMALL ARTWORK: Your support will go a long way and in return we will receive a small handmade painting. Thank you so much for supporting us in continuing to inspire others.
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS
Let's Connect!
$275 or more per month only 10 left
This level of commitment would mean a lot and have a signficant impact on helping us to reach more people who need it. THANK YOU!
  • PRESENTATION: You will receive an interactive presentation (up to 1 hour) or keynote address at your workplace, event or organisation. 
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS
PLEASE NOTE:
- This is within Australia only 
- The presentation will focus on mental health & wellbeing
- This requires a 6 month commitment
- Additional travel costs may apply based on location
THANK YOU for believing in our work!
$500 or more per month only 3 left
THANK YOU for donating so much to our cause. Your generosity is beyond words and we can't explain how much of a difference you have made. Thank you for believing in our work & supporting us to have a greater impact.
We would love to discuss with you what you would like in return for this level of support; be it an artwork, poem, presentation, personal mentoring, etc. Lets chat...
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This would be so good! We would be able to commit a lot more time to uploading content more regularly. This would enable us to have a far greater reach and enable us to have a deeper impact.
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When someone tells you that your situation is hopeless, it feels almost impossible to hold onto hope. I know what it means to go to war with my own thoughts of anxiety & self-hatred. I understand mental health can be a battleground; a fierce daily struggle & an intensive fight
....but I also know the war can be won.

THANK YOU for supporting us to create, make, write, record, speak, communicate & design content which communicates a message of HOPE. You help us to acknowledge the problem of mental illness, but also to accentuate hope and solutions through creativity.

THANK YOU for empowering us to speak life into lifeless situations, to emphasise the joy of connection & challenge the stigma surrounding mental illness. 

We couldn't do this without you!



CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR CONTENT:
FACEBOOK |  YOUTUBE  |  INSTAGRAM  |  BLOG




I'm passionate about creatively communicating a message of hope & recovery from mental illness, having nearly lost my life to a severe eating disorder and a suicide attempt as a teenager. 

2017: Finalist ACT Young Australian of the Year
2016:  ACT Young Woman of the Year Award

I believe there is purpose in pain and therefore choose to share my story of recovery. My husband Tom & I travel throughout Australia to communicate a message of hope to thousands of young people in High Schools. 

Despite being hospitalised into a psychiatric ward, dropping out of high school and being informed I would never be able to work or study full time for the remainder of my life.....

Today my life looks remarkably different.

I'm currently studying my Masters in Health, Culture & Medicine. Tom & I are a team and work together to passionately promote positive messages around mental health.



When I was unwell I was exposed to countless books, videos & content which were frankly depressing. While clinical representations of mental illness and symptoms are important, there is also a need to personalise and understand mental illness through lived experience. 
We need messages around mental health to be positive, future-focused, motivating, creative & relatable.

Patreon is a platform which allows you to come on the journey with us. 

It facilitates collaboration, connection and the creation of a like-minded community.
We can't do this alone! We need your input, support & whatever you can give to help us make our work sustainable, have longevity and increase its impact and reach.

We are incredibly honoured that you would support us in this way. 

Your support means we can concentrate on what matters, have a far greater reach than we would on our own & create high-quality content which speaks HOPE into HOPELESS situations.


CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR CONTENT:
FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE | INSTAGRAM | BLOG




Organisations/Businesses Rachael has worked with:





The Skeleon Diaries is the true story of my dark and gripping journey to recover from a severe eating disorder and depression. 

When I was fifteen years-old I was rushed to hospital, placed in a wheelchair and threatened with a feeding tube. Severely underweight, I was told that I had a mental illness and might not survive. Placed in psychiatric care I fought not only to regain weight, but to take back my mind and life. My personal journey is vividly told through a series of raw diary entries. The book reveals that mental health can be a battleground; a fierce daily struggle and intensive fight.





"Rachael is a skilled advocate for young people experiencing mental health concerns. By thoughtfully sharing her own story, Rachael highlights both the reality of struggling with mental health and wellbeing and the joy of recovery and connection."

"Goose bumps and tears! Great Job"

"So very true, I love how poetic you are & your philosophy expressing about Anxiety is truly remarkable "

"I love your posts . .they are wonderful . .I shared as always . .x"

"This brought me to tears."

"Wonderful powerful message that we ALL need to hear."

Recent posts by Rachael Stevens

Tiers
Make a difference
$1 or more per month
Thank you so much for your support! Your support will go a long way to helping make a difference.
Join us in the journey!
$5 or more per month
Thank you for supporting us to spread a message of HOPE!
  • PATREON FEED: We will post exclusive content from school tours and keynote events. Come on the journey with us and see the difference your contribution makes. We will keep you up-to-date with what we're up to through videos, live updates, photos & blog posts. I will also post drafts of my poetry, behind the scenes photos and so much more.
  • POSTCARD: We will send you a personal postcard to thank you personally for your support.
Let's work together!
$10 or more per month
This will help us so much in our work! Thank you!
  • Q & A VIDEO: Ask away....Post up your questions and once a month I'll upload a video to answer them.
  • COLLABORATION: Exclusive access to polls inviting your input on new ideas and projects.
  • BOOK: We will also send you a digital copy of my book "The Skeleton Diaries."
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS
Helping us bring HOPE!
$25 or more per month
This will go such a long way! THANK YOU for your generosity.
  • EARLY ACCESS: You will receive early access to our videos, a day before we release them.
  • THE SKELETON DIARIES: We will give away a copy each month of my book 'The Skeleton Diaries' to a student at a school or someone who needs it most.
  • SOCIAL: Let's connect! Send me your twitter or instragram details and I'll follow you.
  • DISCOUNTS: You will also recieve discounts and early access to any new products we create.
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS
Love Melts Fear!
$50 or more per month
You are incredible! THANK YOU so much.
  • CREDITS: Your name will be featured on our spoken word videos as a supporter.
  • THE SKELETON DIARIES: I'll give away 2 copies each month of my book 'The Skeleton Diaries' to a student at a school or someone who needs it most. Your generosity will impact lives and spread a message of HOPE far beyond what we could do alone. 
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS
Supporting us to INSPIRE others!
$150 or more per month only 5 left
You are amazing!
  • SMALL ARTWORK: Your support will go a long way and in return we will receive a small handmade painting. Thank you so much for supporting us in continuing to inspire others.
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS
Let's Connect!
$275 or more per month only 10 left
This level of commitment would mean a lot and have a signficant impact on helping us to reach more people who need it. THANK YOU!
  • PRESENTATION: You will receive an interactive presentation (up to 1 hour) or keynote address at your workplace, event or organisation. 
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS
PLEASE NOTE:
- This is within Australia only 
- The presentation will focus on mental health & wellbeing
- This requires a 6 month commitment
- Additional travel costs may apply based on location
THANK YOU for believing in our work!
$500 or more per month only 3 left
THANK YOU for donating so much to our cause. Your generosity is beyond words and we can't explain how much of a difference you have made. Thank you for believing in our work & supporting us to have a greater impact.
We would love to discuss with you what you would like in return for this level of support; be it an artwork, poem, presentation, personal mentoring, etc. Lets chat...